Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Delaware

Precipitation Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
4.54"
(115.32mm)
3.56"
(90.42mm)
0.98"
(24.90mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1970 1964
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1948
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
8.67"
(220.22mm)
7.04"
(178.82mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1971 1942
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1948
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
11.12"
(282.45mm)
11.01"
(279.65mm)
0.11"
(2.80mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1971 1986
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
16.61"
(421.89mm)
14.06"
(357.12mm)
2.55"
(64.77mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1971 2006
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1983
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
19.72"
(500.89mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1971 2012
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1948
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
21.96"
(557.78mm)
21.01"
(533.65mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1969 1986
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1984
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
25.89"
(657.61mm)
24.08"
(611.63mm)
1.81"
(45.98mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1971 1977
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1984
Ties: 1964, 1971
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
32.30"
(820.42mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
5.07"
(128.78mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1984
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
37.07"
(941.58mm)
30.82"
(782.83mm)
6.25"
(158.75mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1984
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
45.21"
(1,148.33mm)
35.40"
(899.16mm)
9.81"
(249.17mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1971 1985
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2010
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
48.87"
(1,241.30mm)
39.69"
(1,008.13mm)
9.18"
(233.17mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
50.67"
(1,287.02mm)
43.32"
(1,100.33mm)
7.35"
(186.69mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2010
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
72.93"
(1,852.42mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
8.64"
(219.45mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1949
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
93.67"
(2,379.22mm)
86.54"
(2,198.12mm)
7.13"
(181.10mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
140.62"
(3,571.75mm)
129.85"
(3,298.19mm)
10.77"
(273.56mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1971 1967
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1940 2005
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
172.34"
(4,377.44mm)
173.12"
(4,397.25mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1939
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
219.80"
(5,582.92mm)
216.25"
(5,492.75mm)
3.55"
(90.17mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1971 1967
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1939

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/